How to PACK a WOUND | Bitesize First Aid

How to PACK a WOUND | Bitesize First Aid


– Catastrophic bleeding
and how to pack a wound. So many of us have heard of tourniquets and how you can stop bleeding on limbs by actually occluding or
blocking the blood supply below the wound. Or what if it’s more of a blast and you
can’t get to the source of the bleeding? Maybe it’s on the side of you and it’s not suitable for a tourniquet. So another way to stop
bleeding in this sort of wound is to actually pack the wound. Now what you are doing
when you’re doing this is, please wear gloves, so with your gloved hand, you are putting your finger
into the source of the bleeding. So you’re actually stopping
where the blood is coming out. You are then getting something to pack that wound. Now the military and the
NHS use things like Cellux or trauma gauze, which has a clotting agent on it. And that will increase the clotting and allow the wound to clot far quicker than you packing a wound. However, packing a wound
with an improvised dressing is still incredibly powerful. You can save somebody’s life with a sock. How about that? And what you would do is find
the source of the bleeding with your finger, so a gloved finger, gloved hand, and you get something like this, so this is just a triangular
bandage or it could be a sock or it could be a bit of
cotton shirt or whatever, and what you are doing is
literally putting that in and then bit by bit, you are lifting up and pushing down on top of this packing so that you are packing that wound in all the different areas, so that as you are packing it, which you would do relatively quickly, you are then filling the
wound with this material so that when you are now pushing down, you are applying pressure
directly to the source of the wound, because you have filled it. So you would put it in like this. You would apply pressure on top, ideally with a dressing or, if you have access to one of
these great blast dressing type of things, you can do a really good
compression over the top where you will put this
in and you can use this with this natty, little gadget to get it on as tight as you possibly can. ‘Cause you will need the pressure to stop the bleeding coming through. So you would put this on, you twist it, this one, as you go round, but you would put this on tightly and you would get emergency
help as quickly as possible. Look for signs of shock. If they’ve got a catastrophic bleed, they will be showing signs of shock. Keep them warm, keep them dry. Elevate the legs if at all possible. And this is an emergency, get help fast. (gentle music)

Rowan Atkinson is Doctor Who | Comic Relief

Rowan Atkinson is Doctor Who | Comic Relief


You are doomed, Doctor. Doomed! You are piloting
your TARDIS into a deadly trap, and even you will not suspect until it’s far too late.
You know if you’re going to spy on me, you
really should turn the speaker off. What? Ho- my dear Doctor, after our many centuries
of conflict, naturally I wished you to know that your certain death … is now … certain!
But even you will never suspect that your destruction awaits you on planet
Zaston 4. You only turned the picture off, I’m afraid.
I can still hear you. I know that … of course I know that … curse
you! And I wanted to talk to you anyway, I have
some news that even my arch enemy needs to hear. Meet me on the planet Tursurus in two
hours, relative time. And do try not to be late.
Mock me while you may, Doctor. My revenge will be all the sweeter. And it will be a
deadly vengeance! It will be the deadly vengeance of deadly … revenge!Where are we, Doctor? The planet Tursurus. Once home to the Tursurogs,
the most kindly and peace-loving race I’ve ever encountered, and yet the most shunned
and abhorred species in all history. Why? They could communicate only be precisely-modulated
gastric emission. Oh no! Planet of the bottom-burpers! So what
happened to them? They discovered fire. Oh!No doubt because no-one has
set foot on this planet for a hundred years, you thought you had escaped my traps of death
— but you forget, Doctor. I too have a TARDIS. When you told me to meet you at Castle Tursurus,
I simply travelled back in time a hundred years — and I bribed the architect! Say hello
to the Spikes of Doom. Say hello to the Sofa of Reasonable Comfort!
Naturally I anticipated your journey back in time, and so I travelled slightly further
back – and bribed the architect first. Or so you think! Naturally I anticipated your
travelling back in time, so I travelled back in time to an even further point — and I
bribed the architect first!Well naturally I anticipated your journey
back to an even further point- -Doctor will you stop showing off, you’ve
got something to tell the Master, just tell him!
Very well. I recently calculated that I have saved every planet in the known universe a
minimum of twenty-seven times. But you know, I have grown weary of all the evil in the
cosmos. All the cruelty, all the suffering. All those endless gravel quarries. And so
I have decided to retire, settle down – and get married.
What?! Yes. Without even knowing I was looking, I
have found a woman to love. A woman more fascinating than all my travels through time and space.
A girl more exciting than an escape up a ventilation shaft. A lover more thrilling than an army
of cybernetic slugs. Ugh — sadly doctor I cannot wish you a long
and happy marriage. Because the moment I’m done with this nauseating conversation, I
shall travel back in time once more — and buy the architect an expensive dinner, and
suggest he puts a lever just here — and a trap door leading to the vast and disgusting
sewers of Tursurus — exactly there! Prepare for five hundred miles of fear and faeces!
Goodbye forever, Mr and Mrs Doctor!Since you appear to have fallen down the sewer,
you won’t be able to have dinner with the architect — although in fact, he’s already
eaten, because I had dinner with him and suggested he place the trap door right here. Come along,
my dear. Not so fast! How can he be here? He just fell in the sewers!
And why is he so much older? Because it’s taken me three hundred and twelve
years to climb out of those sewers! And then naturally you found your TARDIS and
travelled back in time to the present day — no doubt to wreak one of your terrible
revenge things. Yes — but this time I did not come alone!
After three centuries of climbing through those sewers, only the Daleks would
accompany me — because only the Daleks don’t have noses.
SO DOCTOR, WE MEET AGAIN Yes, how are things? Observe, Doctor! I am no longer merely a Time
Lord! My body has been augmented — by superior Dalek technology!
So what can you do with that, then? What? You don’t know, do you? EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE-
Stop, no! After three hundred and twelve years of climbing through the biggest and most disgusting
sewers in the cosmos … after three centuries of wading through those vast, steamy lakes
— climbing those huge, squelchy mountains … after a lifetime of only dung-slugs for
food and the occasional company on those long, lonely nights … after all that, I’m going
to kill the Doctor myself! With my own, bare hands! Die, Doctor! Die!
Don’t worry. I believe he knows the way out.Six hundred and twenty-four years
… in a sodding sewer! This way!
This way! EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE,
EXTERMINATE After them, you fools! Get them! Nine hundred
and thirty-six years … in a sewer. Wait for me, wait for me.
These corridors all look the same! We should be safe in here. EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE
So, given that exterminating you would be the most sensible thing to do, why do they
always change their minds at the last moment? I’ll explain later.
Behold! Once again I have been augmented by superior Dalek technology, rejuvenating my
physical form and granting me even more power over the cosmos.
And, I notice — breasts. They’re not breasts, okay! They’re Dalek bumps.
They can detect ion-charged emissions, and operate as etheric beam locators, at a distance
of up to twenty thousand light-years!They’re also extremely firm.
What are you trying to say? Oh … nothing. Why are the Daleks helping you? What are you
giving them in return? I have granted them secrets of the Zectronic
energy beam. Oh no, you fool — with a Zectronic energy
beam the Daleks will be able to conquer the entire universe within minutes.
With just a beam? How?! I’ll explain later.
PREPARE TO OPERATE THE ZECTRONIC BEAM IN FIVE DALEK MINUTES
I obey. You may conquer the universe but you’ll have
to share it with the beard and the bosoms over there.
THE MASTER WILL BE EXTERMINATED WHEN HE HAS SERVED HIS PURPOSE
Psst!If the master knew that the Daleks intend to kill him, he might help
us. But how are you going to tell him without
the Daleks hearing? They’ll exterminate you on the spot if you say anything! I think we’ve
really had it this time! Don’t cancel our wedding yet my darling, there’s
just one thing you’ve forgotten. What? Daleks don’t have noses! Scraping the barrel a bit there aren’t you?
Think, my dear! Back on Tursurus the Master and I both bribed the castle architect — not
only do I speak perfect Tursurun, but so does he!
You mean? Yes — I can communicate the master with carefully
controlled breaking of wind. Could I be tied to a different chair?
SILENCE Why do you have chairs on a Dalek spaceship
anyway? WE WILL EXPLAIN LATER.
Danger? [Fart noise]
[Sniffing] You are facing certain doom? Certain doom?!The Daleks are planning to exterminate you
as soon as you twiddy heepy jeep weep- Sorry, that was me.
CEASE THIS COMMUNICATOR – YOU HAVE BETRAYED THE DALEKS. EXTERMINATE, EXTERMINATE
You fools! This Zectronic beam controller
will now not only explode, it will implode! We’re doomed!
PREPARE THE ZECTRONIC BEAM It is beyond my abilities. Only the Doctor
can do it! Help him! He’s dying! Yes, my darling?
He, uh — he says I love you Oh, Doctor! You’ve killed him!
I think not, my child. This is only his ninth body. He has many, many more. Behold! The
miracle of the Time Lord! Oh, sorry about that — I thought I’d just
slip into something more comfortable. Result — cute, sexy, and lick-the-mirror handsome.
I remember you, don’t I? Then you still fear me, Doctor? You’re the camp one.
I’m not camp! Oh yeah? Nice tits!
Bumps. I remember you lot, of course. And er — you’re
my … fiancé? You remember me then! How could I possibly forget the only time-travelling
companion I ever had? You’ve had lots of companions.
The only time-travelling companion I ever … had.
Oh, right. It’s still me in here, Emma. These old hearts
are still yours. Do you still love me in my new body?
Actually I don’t think I’ll have too much of a problem with that — back to the TARDIS!
ELECTRONIC BEAM CONTROLLER IS GOING TO EXPLODE HELP US DOCTOR, AND YOUR LIFE WILL BE SPARED
What better way to end my career than saving you metal gits. Pop into the TARDIS,
get a bottle of good champagne, when you come out we’ll start celebrating the beginning
of our new life together. Great!
I think in my new body I’m going to be particularly good at rewiring
Oh, bugger!
Doctor?! Ah! You’re my fiancé, aren’t you. Oh dear
… seem to be a bit shy of girls now. One of the problems of changing personas, they’re
so unpredictable! Doctor, look at me!
In a minute — oh dear, another girl! I’m not a girl, Doctor, I’ve told you before
— these are Dalek bumps. They can locate etheric beam emissions, and … everything
… So, er — you don’t want to try again, do
you? Yes, probably not a bad idea, actually — shouldn’t
be too much of a problem — actually I think the problem’s probably located in this area.

Result! Oh dear, now look at that, I’ve gone and used
up three whole bodies in just under a minute and all because I forgot to unplug first,
that really was terribly silly of me. Sorry about that, my dear. Bit unfortunate.
Oh, Doctor! Oh, Assistant
Doctor! Residual energy — I’m a stupid ass, should
have realised IF THE DOCTOR WILL SAVE THE DALEKS HIS LIFE
WILL BE SPARED No! His life is already lost — that was a
discharge of pure Zectronic energy. Even a Time Lord cannot survive its terrible power.
But he can just change again, can’t you Doctor! I’m afraid not, my dear. Zectronic energy
— too powerful. It has destroyed my ability to regenerate. I’m afraid this is … the
end. Look after the universe for me. I’ve put a lot of work into it.
But how can we look after it, without you? I’ll … explain …
Doctor! Listen to me! You can’t die, you’re too … you’re too nice! Too brave! Too kind!
And far, far too silly … you’re like Father Christmas! The wizard of Oz! Scooby-Doo! And
I love you very much. And we all need you. And you simply cannot die!
He was the best and bravest of all my foes. From this day forward I will renounce evil,
and follow the path of goodness to honour my fallen foe.
THE DOCTOR SAVED THE DALEKS. THE DALEKS TOO WILL HONOUR THEIR MORTAL ENEMY
He was never cruel, and never cowardly. And it’ll never be safe to be scared again.
It’s impossible! Beyond all known laws of the universe!
Maybe even the universe can’t bear to be without the Doctor.
Emma, look! I’ve got etheric beam locators! No, Doctor. I’m afraid those are actual breasts.
Are you sure? I think I can see the on switch! No Doctor, we have to face facts — you’ve
come back to life and this time, you’re a woman.
Really?! I’ve always wanted to get my hands on one of these!
Unfortunately I haven’t. Your mother’s going to get a bit of a surprise
at the wedding, isn’t she! Do you think we’ll both wear white?
I’m afraid, Doctor — and I’m not sure this sentence has ever been used so completely
accurately before, but — you’re just not the man I fell in love with.
Well, never mind. We can still rattle around the universe, fighting monsters and saving
planets, what could be more fun? My best friend by my side, my trusty TARDIS — and of course,
my sonic screwdriver.Oh look, it’s got three settings!
Doctor, stop that! Doctor I have to say, you are rather … gorgeous!
I’m not bad, am I? And come to think of it, you’re a great deal more attractive than I
remember. Why, thank you.
Tell me, why do they call you the Master? … I’ll explain later.

I Tried Medical Marijuana For My Chronic Pain

I Tried Medical Marijuana For My Chronic Pain


(heavy breathing)
(crying) – My name’s Kelsey and most of you know me as the loud mouth, no filtered, boss ass bitch producer
from Buzzfeed, which I am, but something that very
few people know about me is that I suffer from a
neuropathic, chronic pain condition know as Trigeminal Neuralgia, or TN. The Trigeminal nerve is a
nerve located within the brain. It’s primarily responsible
for transmitting sensation from the brain to the face. TN is a type of neuropathic pain. A type of pain that can occur when nerves are damaged or injured. In the medical field, Trigeminal Neuralgia is considered to be one of the worst pains known to mankind,
sending excruciating pain throughout the face, head, and jaw. The pain of TN is
comparable to severe burns, childbirth, and even the
bite of a bullet ant. (crying) – Don’t, don’t, I’m okay. – At one point, TN was
nicknamed the suicide disease because people who suffer
from this would take their own lives because of
the severity of the pain. Because of the pain, I’ve
had multiple surgeries to try and fix it, along
with expensive medications, therapies, treatments,
injections, acupunctures. I just had Botox injected
all across my forehead, into my scalp and jawline to
try and help with the pain. You can kind of see the bruising. I mean that costs $1,200
just to get this area done. You name it, I have tried it. Well, I have tried almost everything. (upbeat music) Recently, I’ve heard news
stories and read articles about marijuana helping chronic pain. I am at a point in my pain and in my life where I can’t take it
anywhere and I’m willing to try anything. I don’t smoke weed. Anymore. Something you should know about me, I smoked weed back in high school and then once I got older, I kind of started having really adverse reactions
to it, and just quit. Though I may not be a smoker anymore, I know that there’s hundreds
of strains of cannabis, so I needed to know exactly
what I was looking for. So I decided to a really
smart place at UCLA and talk to a really
fancy doctor about it. – There’s pretty strong evidence that whole leaf marijuana, or extracts of it, can be helpful for nerve pain. Chronic pain, but specifically nerve pain. Is the strongest evidence. – Wait a minute there, doc. Just how far back does this evidence go? There are records from 2900 BCE of Chinese Emperor Fu
Hsi stating marijuana possesses yin and yang. Around 1000 BCE in Ancient India, cannabis was combined with milk to drink as an anesthetic. The Ancient Greek doctor Galen would use cannabis to treat flatulence and pain. The Mexican Revolution
of 1910 brought many Mexican immigrants to
the US who introduced Americans to the recreational use of weed. The Great Depression
increased racial tension which caused the public
demand for government to crack down on marijuana use. Marijuana was then associated
with lower class communities. So basically for forever,
marijuana use wasn’t seen negatively until an influx of immigrants and racial tension caused
it to be criminalized, causing it to lose its
historical association with medicine. But, back to Dr. Strouse telling me something that blew my mind. – It’s not at all clear that THC alone has much pain-relieving affect. – Oh. Gonna be on the hunt, not for weed, but something called CBD oil, which is actually THC free. What is the difference
between CBD and THC? – The psychoactive part of marijuana, the part that gets you high, is THC. – Right. – CBD does not tend to make people feel high or intoxicated, that
there’s a balance there that a roughly one to
one mix sort of makes it easier for people to get a pain relief without that highness
that at least some people experience as unpleasant. – What? Why don’t these teach us this
kind of shit in high school? That there’s a weed out
there that I can smoke and not get high. Today I’m gonna go try
and get my weed card. I’m actually walking to a place that’s on the corner of my street, because in Los Angeles,
these places are everywhere. So you can’t just go
to your regular doctor to get a marijuana card,
you have to go to a doctor that specializes in medical
marijuana evaluations. So, got the paper, and the card. It took what, how long? – [Man] Like five seconds. – Like five seconds. So literally I sat in a
room and a nurse brought in a computer screen and
a guy on the other side was on Skype and I told
him what was wrong with me and he said, “Great, I’m gonna
give you a recommendation.” It was very sketchy but super easy. So I had my card and now I knew what I was kind of looking for, so now I just needed to go to a dispensary. Dispensaries just like a store for weed. (upbeat music) – My name is Allen, we’re
at WHTC in Studio City. You know, we’re not doctors, so, we really work with the patients to see what’s bothering them,
what their ailments are, and how we could help them. – So I notice you’re
using the word “patients.” – Yes. – [Kelsey] Explain what that means. – A lot of people say
customers, it’s that, no, we’re a medical marijuana dispensary. Everyone here is a patient. They went to a doctor, they have a– – Medical marijuana card, I just got one. – Medical marijuana
card, which is actually their prescription or their
doctor’s recommendation, saying that they can come in here and that they have an ailment that
requires medical marijuana. We see a wide variety of patients, dealing with all sorts of ailments. Anywhere from Crohn’s, diabetes, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and chemo and cancer patients, absolutely. – Right. And people know about cancer. A lot people don’t know about, like, the anxiety that it can
with, or depression, or other “invisible illnesses.” – CBD’s very helpful because
it’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-arthritis. – So, what is the most popular
medicine you sell here? – Between flowers,
edibles, and concentrates– – Wait, flowers? – Flowers, as in medical marijuana. – [Kelsey] Okay, I was like, “What?” – So yeah, we refer to that as flower, then you have concentrate, which is also know an oil. Then we have topicals and
tinctures and edibles, so there’s top sellers
within every market. There’s just a wide variety. – Now it’s time to get to schmokin’. I just left the dispensary
and I’m actually feeling like, insanely optimistic. I’m in the parking lot at work, and I’m gonna just try
one of these things now ’cause I can’t wait to get home, so. I’m going to use this stick. – Another popular method,
especially for neuropathy, is topicals. – [Kelsey] Lotion. – [Allen] Lotion, exactly. – Oh. Oh wow, that’s very nice. Ah, god, that feels so good. It definitely smells
like kind of, Icy Hot. It has this weird cooling. So it’s been about two hours since I used the roll on stick. My muscles feel so relaxed. I still have a lot of the tightness where the nerve damage is. As far as the muscles in
my actual jaws and temple, oh my god, it’s like no
amount of physical therapy has given me relief for this long. – When people hear CBD, they
don’t know what CBD looks like, but if you’re looking
at it from a raw form. This would be our Mai Tai Cookies, and this has actually won first place at the High Time Cannabis
Cup for best CBD flower. – I was also really
nervous to try the flower. It tastes like pot. Because it reminded me of what I smoked in high school to get really high. When I used to smoke weed,
I just knew about two kinds: mids and dro. How much should I smoke? This is weird. I don’t know, I don’t trust this. Jesus fuck. Okay, so, I’ll let that settle in. But I was nervous for nothing. It turns out it was really great, and the thing I loved
most about the flowers was that it helped me the
most out of all the methods with my headaches so, anyone who suffers from chronic migraines, I would highly recommend this product. We see those things on Facebook, those videos where
someone’s having some sort of seizure or convulsion and they’re given some weed, whether
through a pen or a dose, and then five minutes later,
they’re totally normal. If we have proof like
that, why is the research still so, I don’t know,
underfunded, or shunned upon? – I’m gonna sound like a nerdy doctor and try to answer this question. – Please do, that’s why we’re here. – I apologize. But, you know, I’ve seen
some of those amazing video footage, for example,
the kids with these horrible epilepsy problems who go to Colorado, who
get Charlotte’s Web. – Right, we’ve all heard it. – That looks very compelling, and I think the fact that it’s so compelling and there’s so many
really moving testimonials by parents is why there
are now clinical trials being done with CBD by major university medical center neurology,
epilepsy specialists. – So we’re moving in the right direction? – [Dr. Strouse] We are, we are. – Okay, so it’s 6:30 on a Friday night, and while everyone else is going out and doing shit, I can
barely function as a human. The only thing that I can equate it to is like red hot fire ants
just biting your face and no matter what you
do, you can’t stop it. So, I’m going to try Black Medicated Rub. One CBD to THC, it doesn’t
really say how much to take, so I just took that. Oh my god, it smells so good. Let this settle in. It kind of looks like I just have a really poppin’ gloss on. – It’s a process. Start very small the first night, see how that affected you. Take note. Moving forward, you adjust. – So it’s been about 30 minutes
and I don’t feel anything, so we’re gonna take it up a notch. Gonna use this pen. What do you find to be the most popular? – The vape cartridge,
which is really quick. This is like almost instant relief. You vape it, and within a minute, you’re probably gonna feel the effects. – Delicious. Yo, I still cannot get over
the fact that I am a vape bro. It’s also considered to be
one of the healthiest ways to ingest cannabis,
’cause you’re not smoking any chemicals or papers. It was fast, it was easy,
it was by far the most convenient way to ingest the cannabis, but its effects didn’t last very long. So if you’re gonna try this method, I would suggest bringing it with you wherever you go, or getting a
higher concentrate in the pen. I’d read online that
people had a lot of success with tinctures, so I
bought a variety of kinds with various amounts of CBD and THC. Was pricey at $60, but hey,
willing to try anything. They were the most expensive
method that I tried, and none of them really worked for me. I don’t feel shit. About halfway through, I
think after repeatedly failing with the tinctures, I really
started to get depressed. (slow music) I just got done with one of
my doctor’s appointments. The appointment is $195 for a 20 minute appoinemtnt for someone to tell you
it’s trial and error and shit may or may not work. These specialist kinds of doctors aren’t covered by insurance and they have to get paid because the work that they’re doing is so underfunded. Of course they have to charge a bunch ’cause all of this shit
is so experimental. The idea that medical
marijuana is something that you can keep in your home, it’s at my disposal whenever I want it, I can take it whenever I want it. That would be like a fucking miracle, ’cause I am so sick of these
fucking doctor’s appointments. But then I think medical marijuana maybe that is the best option to even try first. I don’t know, it’s starting to
really fuckin’ fuck with me. Is the legalization of marijuana kind of undermining the
use of it as medicine, too? Like, are people afraid
that if medical marijuana becomes kind of the norm, will people stop going to see doctors, will people stop writing prescriptions, will the pharmaceutical world collapse? Is that a concern? – Though yes, my hunches may be there are people concerned about that, at another level people,
many people are worried about how responsible is big
marijuana gonna be, right? Big marijuana, like big tobacco, which until whatever year it was, 1982, was telling us that cigarettes
didn’t cause lung cancer. So it’s a huge business opportunity here and they’re going for it
and so, in whose interest will that business development be? Marijuana’s still illegal according to the Controlled Substances Act
of the federal government. It’s simply to work with the organizations that the federal government sustains, is really complicated and bureaucratic and that’s one of the reasons
why there’s so much anger. – Right, around it. – Around it. – ‘Cause then it becomes
like a government thing. We’re letting the government
control whether or not people can get better. While there is research being done, the US is so far behind
compared to other countries. There are still so many
states where this is illegal, and there is a stigma of that hippy stoner, vibe attached to this medicine. I could not imagine
living in a state where I needed this to function
and then potentially having to go to a job where they drug test and not being able to take my medicine. I want people to watch this video and rethink their relationship and their opinions on marijuana. To cheer myself up, I
decided to take an edible which I have heard so many horror stories where people have eaten
it, don’t feel anything, they eat more, and then
like two hours later, they’re melting into the wall. So I made my roommate
try it with me, and guys, this was the one time
that I got super high. And we also made some
brownies and just laughed and I got nothing done, I
couldn’t even blog about it. I just realized that that method is not practical for my lifestyle. Last minute I decided to add
one more thing to the test. This was a medication that
I had talked to Dr. Strouse about, it’s called Charlotte’s Web. So they can actually sell
it to any state in America because it’s considered hemp, and not cannabis. This one I’m really excited to try because this is the kind of strain that we see in those Facebook videos. They recommend that you use
this and kind of integrate it into part of your diet so
they’re saying it might not work the first time,
maybe it does for some people, but it’s something that
you should do daily. Mmm, it tastes like mint chocolate chip. Charlotte’s Web. Oh my god, Charlotte’s Web. I promise, despite the look of my hair, I’m doing much better today. I actually slept, like, some of the best sleep
I’ve slept in a long time, which, to have a pain free
sleep night is pretty rare. So I’m gonna start using this a lot more. It took a couple days of
tinkering with the amounts to figure out what was most
effective, but I highly recommend any chronic pain
patients to try this first. Even though it’s $150 a bottle, which lasted me about a month, it was worth every penny. When I started this
journey, I think the thing I was most afraid of was, would ingesting the
cannabis affect my energy or my ability to function
or my personality? When in reality, I was
able to sleep better, and my headaches were less frequent, which gave me more energy. I just so badly want
others to be able to have the chance to experience what I did. What’s it gonna take for that to happen? Is it like a big company
backing medicinal marijuana? What is it gonna take? Is it money? Is it more signatures? I don’t know, what? – Well I think for us to do, for example, this kind of research in
the VA, a federal entity, would probably require a repeal of the Federal Controlled Substances Act. – If you get anything from this video, know that it’s, chronic pain sufferers don’t just want your sympathy. They want your support and your action. I put some links below to organizations that are working all across the country to reform medical marijuana laws as well as some resources for
chronic pain sufferers. I want to give a huge shout
out and thanks to WHTC, UCLA, and the Facial
Pain Research Foundation. And if you’re a sufferer, I
just wanna say, don’t give up. Keep trying different methods. Talk to your doctor, make
them listen to your concerns. Tell them about cannabis,
talk to them about cannabis. I am happy to have found an
alternative to prescription pills or opiates because a lot of times that’s the first option chronic
pain sufferers are given. And for people like me,
whose condition doesn’t even react to opiates, this
has been an incredibly life changing experience. I’ve been so happy to
be educated about this and learn more about how my body reacts to medical marijuana so
that I’m not so nervous or afraid of it anymore. I’m gonna keep using the CBD roll-on stick and I use the Charlotte’s Web everyday, but I’m not gonna stop trying things. This is definitely not the solution. It’s not over. And just seeing the widespread acceptance of this plant as medicine, makes me feel incredibly excited and optimistic about chronic pain. For the first time ever. (upbeat music)

What Does a Chiropractor Do? : Chiropractic Relief of Shoulder Pain

What Does a Chiropractor Do? : Chiropractic Relief of Shoulder Pain


Okay, so after we do the elbow, the next thing
that we’ll move to is the shoulder. Now, the shoulder is so complex. It’s probably one
of the most complex. They rival closely by the knee, but it’s a very complex joint. What
I’m going to do we’ll break this up into several different takes here. First off, what I do
when I look at the shoulder. I have a muscle test that I will do to see if it needs to
be adjusted. Now, because of time sake I won’t show the muscle test. If I find a positive
reading for the muscle test, just relax there, what I’ll do is another thing that I do is
I’ll find the spot right in here right where it connects and I’ll just bring it in. I’ll
just basically put my leg right in here so that I can kind of pull that out, stretch
it out, push backwards because the shoulder basically always comes forward. I’ll just
kind of push it down like that. That basically takes the shoulder. Like I said, it usually
rocks forward and down, and that lets it go backwards and up back in the position it’s
supposed to be. Now, for the actual adjustment, should I find that it needs it, I will come
right up here, find my spot that I need to get. Again, chiropractic is specific. Find
the exact spot where I need to make the adjustment right there, and then I’ll make the adjustment
right there. Then after I get done with that, then I can post check my muscle test that
I would normally use to see if it needs to be adjusted and make sure that I got a good
adjustment on it. For the second part of what I’m going to show today for the shoulder.
Again, I’m not going to cover every little detail just like I didn’t show the muscle
test before. There’s other things that I do in my assessment of the shoulder, but because
it’s so complex, I can’t get into everything. One of the main things that I’ll do when it
comes to shoulder after I adjust it is I’ll check in here, because there’s so many muscles
that are involved with the shoulder. If a person has shoulder problems, there’s always
certain muscle spasms in different areas. I’ll work those spasms to try to get them
to release. There’s usually one right up in here. It’s okay if it’s hurting because I
know it’s a muscle spasm, they hurt. I try to get the muscle spasms to relax; get them
to loosen up. Hit each of the different spots in there. The shoulder joint is one of those
joints that is so…I know some of these are painful because they’re tight muscles, they’re
sore muscles. The shoulder joint is actually the only joint of the body that relies so
heavily on the muscles, that if you were to take all the muscles away, the anatomist will
tell you that the shoulder will not hold itself on the body without the muscles. It’s so dependent
on the muscles. We take a real close look at the muscles whenever we have shoulder problems.
The next that I do once I relax all these muscles is because most people because of
mostly poor posture that the shoulders fall forward and down, so I try to extenuate that
up and back. I have a process that I do here. Just basically try to extenuate that up and
back like that. That just kind of stretches everything and allows the shoulder to go ahead
and sit back here where it’s supposed to be. Mostly commonly, when you have a shoulder
problem, you’ll see that people let them forward and down. Again, it’s usually due to bad posture,
and then of course the adjustment to spine helps the muscles work right and then everything
else becomes healthier.

Workers’ Compensation Settlements for a Shoulder Injury

Workers’ Compensation Settlements for a Shoulder Injury


Hi, there. My name’s Jason Perkins. I’m a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney. I’d like to welcome to you another episode
in my Georgia workers’ compensation video series, where I provide you with helpful information
about the rules and benefits of Georgia’s workers’ compensation law. Today, I want to talk to you a little bit
about shoulder injuries and settlements of shoulder injury workers’ compensation cases. The first thing that’s important to understand
before we get into shoulder injuries specifically is what a settlement is. Settlement of a workers’ compensation case
basically means agreeing to accept some consideration from the insurance company, generally some
lump sum amount of money, in exchange for giving up your workers’ compensation case. In other words, you agree to accept that money,
you’ve signed some paperwork that says you’re accepting that money in exchange for giving
up your case. Once that paperwork is approved by the State
Board of Workers’ Compensation, the settlement’s finalized, and your case is over with, and
the insurance company pays you that settlement amount. Now, before you settle your workers’ compensation
case, you need to seriously think about it, because it is done and over with. Once it’s done, in general you can’t take
it back, whatever the reason may be, so you need to be sure that you have a good understanding
of what you’re doing and make sure that it’s the right time to settle your case as well. Now, if you are considering settlement and
you’re dealing with a shoulder injury, there are some specific things that you need to
think about. One is, once your case is settled, are you
going to be able to go back to work and do some other sort of work? Shoulder injuries can often cause problems
if you’re dealing with working overhead. Are you going to use your arm repetitively
in some sort of work? People like, who work overhead, like people
who are electricians who install lights over their head, or anybody else who does any sort
of overhead work, or people who use their arms repetitively. Mechanics or other sort of laborers that have
to use their arms a lot in their work or that lift heavy weight can often have difficulty
returning to work after a shoulder injury. If they settle their cases and workers’ compensation
doesn’t have to pay them weekly benefits anymore, even though they may settle for what sounds
like a relatively large sum of money, because they’re not getting those weekly benefits,
they’re not able to return to work. That money may not last them very long, and
especially if they have to pay for some medical treatment, if they haven’t gotten all the
medical treatment they need yet, they need some more surgery or other sort of treatment. It may not be the right time to settle their
case, and then certainly what will happen to you in the future is something that you
need to consider whenever you’re thinking about settlement. With a shoulder injury, again, one of the
most important things is, are you going to be able to return to some other sort of work,
or are you going to have to get some sort of retraining or something before you do that,
and again, are you done with your medical treatment? Are you at a point where you can reasonably
figure out what medical treatment you’re likely to need in the future, and also how good your
shoulder’s likely to be? If the doctor’s recommending surgery, talking
about settlement in your case, it may be hard to figure out exactly how good a recovery
you’re going to have from that surgery. Is your arm going to get as good as it was
before you had the injury, or are you going to continue to have serious problems that
make it difficult to return to any sort of work? Now, these are just some of the issues that
you can, should consider if you’re thinking about a settlement in your shoulder injury
case. I hope you found this video today helpful. If you have, please let me know by giving
this video a thumbs up or by liking it. If you want to check out other videos from
the Georgia workers’ compensation video series, they’re all available on our Perkins-Studdard
Workers’ Compensation channel on YouTube. You can also subscribe there if you’d like
to be notified of future videos as I put them out. If you have some specific questions that are
particular to your case or just about workers’ compensation in general, I’d be happy to discuss
those with you. You can set up a free consultation with me. There’s two easy ways you can do that. First is by visiting our website, www.perkinslawtalk.com. There’s a consultation request form there
that you can complete and submit, and a member of our workers’ compensation team will contact
you to schedule a consultation. The second way is by just calling our office
directly at the phone number that’s on the bottom of the screen. You can speak with someone there and they’ll
schedule a consultation for you with me. Thanks for watching today, and I wish you
the best of luck as you recover from your injury.

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD): Pain Relief Exercises

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD): Pain Relief Exercises


AJ here with Stronglife Physiotherapy. Do you have pain in the front of your pelvis? It could be caused by pubic symphysis dysfunction In this video we’ll talk about what that is, and how to get relief. The pubic symphysis is a joint in the front of your pelvis that connects your right and left pubic bones. This joint can become irritated and painful. This is most common during pregnancy, likely due to hormonal changes that cause the joint to become less stable and more prone to becoming strained. Some signs that your pain is coming from the pubic symphysis are: Pain in the front of the pelvis while walking, climbing stairs, standing on one leg or rolling in bed. The pain can radiate into the groin, the perineum, or legs and is sometimes accompanied by SI joint pain. So how do we get rid of the pain? There are 2 simple exercises that can help. First, while lying on your back or sitting in a chair wrap a belt around your thighs just above the knees and press your legs out against the belt and hold for 5 to 10 seconds and repeat 10 times The goal is to press nice and hard but if it’s painful, then only press as hard as your pain will allow. Next, in the same position, either lying on your back or sitting in a chair, get a ball or pillow and squeeze into it with your knees. Be careful to only press as hard as your pain will allow. Hold 5-10 seconds and repeat 10 times Try to perform this with the hips in progressively wider positions So repeat while squeezing a larger ball or add pillows so the knees are farther apart while squeezing. Sometimes you will feel a pop or a shift in the pubic symphysis while squeezing. This is the joint resetting and is usually followed by some excellent relief. Usually you’ll need to squeeze pretty hard for this to happen. Which can be painful. So, if you’re going to attempt this, and it causes pain it’s best to only try 2 or 3 times then return to a lower pain free intensity Over time these exercises will help build strength in your hips and help stabilize your pelvis Do them 2-3 times a day being careful not to push into pain. Thanks for watching, make sure to subscribe! Have a great day and stay strong!